Henry VIII brought back through the small screen

By Staff Writer
May 3, 2007

Showtime is taking a jump back in time with their new series “The Tudors.”

The series debuted April 1 and tells the tale of King Henry VIII and the struggles he faced as the king as well as all the pleasures he received.

“The Tudors” in its first five episodes has covered as much as four years of King Henry VIII’s life. They also include many of his love affairs before divorcing Queen Katherine of Aragon, played by Maria Doyle Kennedy, and marrying Anne Boleyn, played by Natalie Dormer. They show his loving, sweet side and also his hatred and cruelty.

Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as King Henry VIII, he is surrounded by a star studded cast including Sam Neill as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Jeremy Northam as Sir Thomas More and Gabrielle Anwar as Princess Margaret Tudor.

This is a great show to watch not only for the history behind it but also for the great acting and just the entertainment of it all. The only thing that makes it hard to follow is the fact that the show references things that you wouldn’t understand unless you knew everything about Henry VIII before the show started. But other than that, this show has some great potential.

The only way viewers are going to get to see this is if they have a subscription to Showtime premium channels.

You can find more information about the shows, characters and actors at www.sho.com/site/tudors.

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